My face.Hi, I’m Jon Tan, a British-Chinese design director working from Bristol, UK, via Singapore, The Seychelles, and Sydney, Australia.

I lead teams making durable, inclusive, aesthetic design for screens, hands, and paper. I’ve helped organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to behemoths like the BBC and Natio­nal Geo­graphic.

My work and prose has featured in publications such as I Love Typography, Typographica, TYPE maga­zine, 8 Faces, .Net magazine, 24 Ways, and in books such as Hardboiled Web Design (Five Simple Steps), Fluid Web Typography (New Riders), The Principles Of Beautiful Web Design (SitePoint), The Manual, and the first Smashing Book.

I’ve also been fortunate to be invited to give dozens of talks to share my practice at con­ferences such as SXSW, OSCON, An Event Apart, Beyond Tellerand, and Ampersand.

In 2005, I was the first designer to be accept­ed into the Inter­national Society for Typo­graphic Designers based on work for the screen alone. (Remember when there were only the 11 core fonts for the web?) In 2009, I founded Fontdeck, the vanguard web fonts service that brought some of the world’s best typefaces to the web for the very first time. In 2010, I started Mild Bunch, the oldest indie co-working space in Bristol, where I still work today.

For­merly, I was a partner at Analog and Fic­tive Kin, Crea­tive Director at OmniTI, and founder of Grow Collective. To find out more please see the interviews and profile on my old site.

For design, speaking, or writing engagements (or just to say hello) please email, follow on Twitter or Instagram, or befriend on Faceborg.